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Washington Ave / Rice Military

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Using a combo of our local, expert knowledge + third-party stats from Yardi, here's our scorecard to help you find your next favorite neighborhood!



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Houston Washington Ave Apartments
Houston Washington Ave Apartments
Houston Washington Ave Apartments

What Its Known For

A vibrant nightlife.
It's also close to the bayou and Memorial Park.
Amazing selection of dive bars & night clubs!


The Washington Ave neighborhood gets its name for—drumroll, please—being the area surrounding the major street. For Rice Military, however, there’s a bit more of a history lesson behind the name. This neighborhood used to be home to a World War I-era military camp and is named for a prominent family from that time period (yes, the same family that Rice University and Rice Village get their names from!) Today, this area is a super popular area to call home, especially for the young professional crowd.

Rivaling the Heights for the most pet-friendly neighborhood in Houston, Washington Ave makes a strong case for top dog — along with the huge dog park at Buffalo Bayou and with plenty of walking trails, there are a ton of patio bars that welcome furry friends as patrons around here.

The nightlife scene on Washington is a major attraction — you’ll find everything from chill patio situations to local breweries with rooftop views of the skyline. If you’re looking for a Sunday-scary fighting brunch spot to recap the evening, there’s a good chance you’ll end up on Washington for that, too.



These neighborhoods are home to tons of mid-rise apartments. Generally, apartments on Washington Ave tend to be more affordable, while rentals in the Rice Military neighborhood near Memorial Park tend to get pricier. There are a ton of options with cool amenities like rooftop pools, putt putt courses, and more!


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Don’t just take our word for it. See what our friends say!

Close to the trails and its easy to get everywhere! And the new HEB thats opening up... can't wait to check that out. For me, it's the perfect neighborhood. You're close to the hustle and bustle and the conveniences of the city while still having the neighborhood feel.

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